Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List

 

 

 

 

Date Type Grade Destination Leader Phone

Updated 19/03/2019

         
Information:        
         
         
         
March 2019        
         
MID WEEK DAY WALKS Day Walks weekly on Wednesday and/or 3rd Friday - details to follow Laurel, Hilary M., Rob Malcolm, et al  
         
Sat 9th

DW

M T5 F5

Mt. Greville  Click here for details Amanda Fichna 0401 017 941
         
Sat 9th
Sun 10th
Survey
TW

Survey walk for the great Scenic Rim adventure -  (August 2019), Mt Gipps/Black Snake Gap, part of southern Lamington. This may be just a day walk but we're taking through walking gear just in case.

Judy Moodie-Stuart 0408 874 315
         
Sun 10th  DW
S T3 F3
Brown Lake Stradbroke Island - Catch Stradbroke Flyer Water Taxi which departs Cleveland at 6.55am sharp -  for a cooler start (allow time for parking). Walk is at least 10km return with some hills and sand tracks. Will have morning tea and a swim at Brown Lake, then return to Dunwich for lunch. Plenty of photo opportunities, so get an early start for the photo competition. Geoff Arnell
Joan Arnell
0448 946 682
0417 637 609
         
Wed 13th   

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall,  122 Shore Street North Cleveland. This meeting is all about our Club leaders Find out what our activity leaders do, how they got started and what they think about their role.

   
         
Wed 13th  DW
S T1 F1
Coochiemudlo Island -  Meet at 8.45 am at the Victoria Point Jetty (at end of Colburn Ave). Ferry leaves at 9.15.   Buy tickets on board.  The ferry accepts some concession cards. The walk will take approx 2 -3 hours.  A lot of it is shady and the path is an easy, well graded path. Option to swim (incoming tide).  Coffee shop ‘curlew cafe’ at the end of the walk.   Vicki Cox
Tracy Ryan
0400 257 677
0417 665 382
         
Sat 16th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk -  Directions This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 6.30 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe.

Amanda Fichna

Megan James

0401 017 941
         
Sun 17th ABS Beginner's practice abseil commencing 7:00 am Kangaroo Point.  Contact Trevor D for details Trevor Davern 0411 512 202
         
         
         
         
Wed 20th  DW
M T4 F5
Mt Cotton (private property circuit) - Starts from the end of Hill View road which runs off Mount Cotton road. The path goes up a private water pipeline to the top of the ridge and then down to West Mt Cotton Road via a thin finger of Venman National Park. This section has some steep, lantana covered bits so poles, gloves and secateurs can be handy. We then trundle up the road to the Nursery for morning tea and views to the West. The return route re-traces our steps to Talty road and up to a private residence on the crest for views to the Bay the back down to the cars via a private road. Start time is 08.30 and you will be home for lunch.  Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747
         
Wed 20th ABS Night abseil Kangaroo Point commencing 6:30 (full moon 21st).  Contact Trevor for details Trevor Davern  0411 512 202
         
Thu 21st   Full Moon    
Sat 23rd

DW

M T5 F5

Mt Maroon Click here for details Amanda Fichna 0401 017 941
         
Sun 24th DW Brisbane Koala Bushland Adventure - MEETING POINT Brisbane Koala Park is opposite 132 Alperton Road Burbank 4156. Meet at car park within the park at 9:30am Sunday 24 March 2019.

What can be expected:Easy grades to walk. Approximate 7km return. Treasure hunt with prizes for the quick, alert and observant. Kangaroos, Koalas and more!   Wayne and Dawn will be hosting a sausages sizzle for lunch for walkers who sign up on or before the March 13th club meeting. BYO drinks. Four electric BBQs and toilets facilities are on site. Bring your favourite hat, chair and drinking water. After a relaxing rest for lunch there will be a shorter walk on a bitumen track that loops around the koala's favourite food, spotted gums. Cost $3.00 per person for bread, sausages, onions and sauce. Location Map here

Wayne Porter

Dawn Campbell

0402 734 900

0400 990 985

         
Sun 24th  ABS Paddy's abseil - may join us on the day or on Saturday at a nearby base camp.  Contact Trevor for details. Trevor Davern 0411 512 202
         
Sun         
         
Wed 27th

DW/SOC

S T3 F3

Brisbane River Walk - Meet at the Goodwill Bridge at Southbank at 9:00am.  We will walk across the bridge and walk along the Brisbane River along the Boardwalk to New Farm Park.  It is approximately 9km's.  There is a lovely picnic/play ground where we can have coffee and cake.  There is a small kiosk there should you wish to buy tea/coffee and/or biscuits.  We will then take the River Ferry back to Southbank.  Bring a hat, sunscreen water and snacks.  Should be a lovely walk along Brisbane's most beautiful river. Monica de Leacy 3206 6309
         
Sat  30th - 7-10 days BC Mann and Clarence Rivers Base Camp.  Click here for detailsery and Ca.  This event has been put on the calendar twice - once at the beginning of April as noted here  and again at the beginning of May (see entry for May 7th  below).  If at the end of March the weather is not favourable the event will be postponed to the beginning of May.    The good news is that the only campsite bookings we need to make are at Mann River Caravan Park and as there is plenty of room there that can be done at the last minute.  If you are remotely interested please contact David Rae at 0400 459 519 David Rae 0400 459 519
         
         
Sun 31st Survey Survey Walk for the Great Scenic Rim Adventure (August 2019) - Cunninghams Gap to Spicers.  Contact Judy on 0408 874 315 Judy Moodie-Stuart 0408 874 315
         
April 2019        
Wed 3rd DW
M T3 F4
Daisy Hill Forest - Starts at 08.30 from the Buddhist temple at the very end of Underwood road, Priestdale. This is about 30 minutes from Redlands. The walk goes up and down open forest fire trails to morning tea at the Koala Centre and then returns via the old Quarry. It takes about 4 hours for 12 km. We can have lunch at the Temple café before heading home.  Malcolm
Thomson
0413 940 747
         
         
Sun 7th

DW

M T4 F4

Coomera Circuit - Binna Burra  A 17km circuit leaving from Binna Burra carpark (about 8am), we'll be walking through rainforest, turning off the Border Track and descending gradually to the Coomera Lookout with a view of the Falls, then continuing on up the valley beside the creek, past many pretty cascades and waterfalls with several creek crossings (stepping stones), back up to the Border Track with a 8km tramp back to the carpark. We will expect to take 6-7 hours... bring morning tea, lunch, plenty of insect repellent and the usual daywalk gear. Poles may be handy for creek crossings.  Contact Leah Stephens (lstephens@tpg.com.au or 0499234606). Leah Stephens 0499 234 606
         
         
Sat/Sun 6-7th Training

FMR - Advanced Navigation - FMR is offering a course in advanced navigation with GPS. This would be ideal for those who have a good grasp of navigation basics. Contact Judy M-S for details. Date TBC

Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315
         

Wed 10th

 

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North Cleveland. Social event (oh, and the AGM) We’ll also cover various walks around Brisbane and how to find them. And our resident ornithologist Malcolm will tell us what birds we keep hearing out on our walks.

   
         
Sat 13th

DW

S T3 F3

Venman's Reserve - Directions here: - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy.  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  A fold-up chair is also handy.   Rob Santry 0416 150 737
         
Sun 14th Survey Survey Walk for the Great Scenic Rim Adventure (August 2019) - Cougals to Mudgeeraba section of the Scenic Rim.  This is one of the last sections of the proposed Scenic Rim Adventure.  Contact Mats on 0423 718 811 Mats Andersson 0423 718 811
         
Wed 17th

DW

S T3 F3

Bayview Conservation area, meet at 8:00am in the carpark which is located off German Church Road.  Bayview Conservation Area is the largest conservation area in the Redland's and offers visitors the chance to find serene and personal experience with nature.  The walk is similar in the terrain at Venman's, a few hills, but the vegetation is lovely; mainly grass trees and Banksia's.  The walk will be 6-7 km, wear your hiking boots, bring poles as some of the hills have loose gravel.  Also bring a hat, sunscreen, water and snacks.  It will be a lovely walk in our very own Redlands.  Hope to see you there :)

 

Click here for information on the area and how to get there.  Link

 

Monica de Leacy 3206 6309
         
Fri 19th   Good Friday - Full Moon    
         
Fri 19th
Sun 21st
TW
M T5 F5

Cataract River and Basket Swamp Creek 
For photos click here

David Rae 0400 459 519
         
Sat 20th   Easter Saturday    
         
Sun 21st   Eeaster Sunday    
         
Mon 22nd
Easter Monday    
         
Thu 25th DW
ST1 F1
ANZAC Day Walk -Meeting place - Rickertts Road Brisbane side of Tingalpa Creek Bridge at 8.30 am.  Starting from Rickertts Road entrance to Tingalpa Creek Reserve we will meander through the maze of walks that will take us through to Chelsea Road
then on to Whites Road and back along the causeway to Tingalpa Creek Reserve for some YUMMY refreshments to celebrate Anzac Day. An approximate 8km walk,  easy and flat.  The area is well-tracked with Eucalypt, She-Oak and T-Tree vegetation along with some wetland vegetation. laurelandrob.santry@gmail.com
Laurel and Rob
Santry
0438 080 157
         
Sat 27th  AB

Campbell’s Folly Abseil trip - Meet at Rathdowney 07:30 for a short drive to the activity. We cross a rolling grassland ridge to the base of the climb and negotiate several rock slabs to reach the summit ridge. We head north along the ridge. At several clearings we get great views of the Palen Creek area and Mt Lindsay. We will encounter several small caves along the way, stopping at the second one for morning tea and some photo shoots inside the cave. After morning tea, we move about 20m further along the ridge and then headed west off the ridge through possible vine entangled growth into a gully that leads into the sinkhole we are going to enter. This is our abseil site. Once out at the bottom we will have lunch before descending via several slabs to the base and walk back to our cars. This trip is subject to weather and two separate landholder’s permission. Limit 0f 8; experienced members only; Usual day walk and abseil equipment.

Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297
         
Sun 28th

DW

L T4 F4

Ship Stern - Binna Burra Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205
         
May 2019        
         
MID WEEK DAY WALKS Day Walks on Wednesdays and/or 3rd Friday - details to follow Laurel, Hilary M., Rob, Malcolm et al  
         
Fri 3rd-Tue 7th BC  FULL - Base Camp Carnarvon Gorge - Friday 3/5 to 7/5 2019. More details to follow. Accommodation contact: http://www.takarakka.com.au/ Geoff Arnell
Amanda Fichna
0448 946 682
0401 017 941
         
         
Sun 5th Survey Survey Walk for the Great Scenic Rim Adventure (August 2019) - at the beginning of the proposed walk.  Contact Mats for details - 0421 718 811 Mats Andersson 0421 718 811
         
Mon 6th
Labour Day    
         
     

 

 

Tu 7th

7-10 days

BC Mann and Clarence Rivers Base Camp - See note for Tuesday April 30.  Click here for details.  If interested contact David Rae at 0400 459 519 David Rae 0400 459 519
         
Wed 8th  

Club meeting - at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At this meeting, we’ll start with some members telling us about the joys of through walks, and then we’ll start filling up the calendar with the next few months’ activities.

   
         
Sat 11th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk - Directions here This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Graham Riddel 0417 072 615
         
Sun 12th AB FMR is offering a half-day beginners’ abseil training. Contact Judy Moodie-Stuart Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315
Sat 18th Social Walk Redland Bay Marnie Thomson 0423 288 014
         
Sun 19th

DW

S T4 F4

Mount Joyce - Full Moon Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205
         
Sun 26th  DW WarrieCircuit Jene Jones 0410 665 864
         
June 2019        
         
MID WEEK DAY WALKS Day walks on Wednesdays/and or 3rd Friday - details to follow Laurel, Hilary M., Rob, Malcolm et al  
         
Sat 1st/Sun 2nd Training FMR is offering a search and rescue training weekend. FMR courses are highly recommended as they offer a unique opportunity to learn from those in the field. Contact Judy M-S for details Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315
         
         
Sun 9th

DW

S T4 F5

Tallebudgera to Springbrook - "the Cream Track" Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205
         
Wed 12th  

Club meeting - at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Safety month: What to do if there is an accident,  what to do if someone gets lost,  Snakebites,  Personal locator beacons (PLBs) and some Club essentials: The role of the contact officer Incident forms and what to do with them.

   
         
Sat 15th

DW

S T3 F3

Venman's Reserve - Directions: - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy.  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  A fold-up chair is also handy.   Jene Jones 0410665864 
         
Mon 17th   Full Moon    
         
Fri 21-Sun23 WE Moreton Island Base Camp Walking Weekend - Cost:  $360 p.p.  include Transport to and from the Island on the MiCat - transport on and over the Island for 3 days.  Hearty meals, accommodation at Campsite . QPWS camp fees.  Exceptional Value.  More details to follow Carmel Cash 0438 242 249
         
July 2019        
         
DateTBC   FMR has a weekend course in vertical rescue, run by Phil Box. Contact Judy M-S for details Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315
         
         
Wed 10  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Navigation basics We’ll be covering absolute basics, such as what are those squiggly lines on a map and which way is up? We’ll also include compass basics and other useful stuff.

   
         
Sat 13th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk - Mount Cotton Walk - Directions here This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Leisa Harris 0418 138 153
         
Wed 17th   Full Moon    
         
August 2019        
         
         
Sun 4th Training

FMR is offering a course in basic navigation, including how to use a map and compass. FMR courses are highly recommended, so if you missed the one earlier in the year, this one is for you. Contact Judy M-S for details.

Judy M-S 0408 874 315
         
Sat 10th

DW 

S T3 F3

Venman Reserve - Venman's Reserve - Directions here: - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy.  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  A fold-up chair is also handy.  Dudley Reid 0407 646 057
         
Wed 14th  

Ekka Wednesday - Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland.  August is our Scenic Rim Great Adventure month. We’ll also be filling in our calendar for the next few months, and running through some equipment dos and don’ts

   
         
Wed 15th   Full Moon    
         
Sat 17th DW/BC Great Scenic Rim Walk - Click here for attached for Expressions of Interest Map Details  Contact Malcolm Thomson Malcom Thomson 0413 940 747
         
         
September 2019        
         
         
         
Wed 11th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Social night and photo competition.

   
         
Sat 14th   Full Moon    
         
Sat 14th

DW

S T3 F3



 

Mount Cotton Walk - Mount Cotton Walk - Directions here This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe.

Russell de Leacy

Monica de Leacy

3206 6309
         
Fri 27th Sep
Mon 30th Sep
Pilgrimage

This year's Pilgrimage will be held over the weekend of 27 - 29, 30 September. Venue is Camp Laurence on Moogerah Dam. This will be the 50th Pilgrimage and in addition to the traditional format of walks and the bush dance, some extra activities are planned along with an historical display of past Pilgrimages. The option of extending your stay to the Monday will also be available. Preliminary details are on the BWQ website, and a dedicated website for Pilgrimage 2019 will be coming soon. 

http://www.bushwalkingqueensland.org.au/pilgrimage.php

   
         
October 2019        
         
Mon 7th   Queens Birthday    
         
Wed 9th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. As the weather heats up, short walks that finish before the heat of the day become very attractive, so we’ll be looking at short walks around Brisbane.

   
         
Sat 12th

DW

S T3 F3

Venman Reserve Venman's Reserve  - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road. Directions here  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy (we have some spares).  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.     
         
Mon 14th   Full Moon    
         
November 2019        
         
Wed 13th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At our last meeting for the year we’ll look at some dos and don’ts of bushwalking, abseiling, kayaking, cycling and all our other activities.

   
         
Sat 16th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Mount Cotton Walk - Mount Cotton Walk - Directions here This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe.    
         
Wed 13th   Full Moon    
         
December 2019        
         
Thu 12th   Full Moon    
         
Wed 25th
Christmas Day    
         
         
Th 26th   Boxing Day     

 

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